Here I go again, I’m loading my plate up again. I recently joined the Today.com blogging community. Why did I do it? Hmmm, money, I guess?
Here’s the scoop
Just like most of you, I’m always looking for new ways to make residual income. The upfront payment (you know trading time for dollars) is grand, but it takes constant work.
It’s sort of like sitting in a ship with 1 gallon of water seeping into the bottom of the boat every 3 hours. In order to stay afloat, I’ve got to bail out the gallon of water every three hours. I can probably take a rest of a day or so, but when I get back on it, I’ll have to work harder in order to stay afloat.
Well, the same thing with upfront payment. If I work like the dickens every day and write, write, write, write and write, I’ll get paid for my writing. Taking a much needed and deserved break from writing will only mean that when I get back to it, I’ll have to continue to write to keep my financial boat afloat.
Residual earnings are different. A strong base of residual articles is like a sealant for the hole in the ship. The more you write the stronger the seal. If you’ve been on this blog for more than 15 minutes, you’ve probably heard me ramble on about the benefits of residual income.
Back to My Main Point
Sorry for wondering off. The reason I’m writing for Today.com is because they pay a rather meager $1 per post per day (no more than $1 per day), but the post requirement is only 100 words. Man, I write more than that in my sleep. If I find I’m getting a bit long-winded, I can break the post into Part I and Part II and post them over a span of two days. Why offer $2 worth of work for $1?
On top of the $1 per day, I earn residual income based on page views (something like Bukisa). I chose a topic that I can write in my sleep (onlinewriting.today.com) so I won’t have to stress about what to write.
It takes me about 15 minutes to write, format and upload the post. It takes a little longer because I like to add pictures. So, for about 15 or 20 minutes of work, I earn a buck and residuals. I don’t think it’s too bad.
Today’s Referral Program
Today.com also has a referral program. You get paid for referring folks to sign up for an account. Currently they’re paying $5 for every qualified referred blogger. Among a host of other requirements, a qualified blogger must sign up and upload at least 10 posts within a 3-month period of time.
My Take on It
The way I look at it, I’ve created several other blogs. At least I know that with the blog I have on Today.com I’m guaranteed to earn money. Seems like a win-win situation to me. If you haven’t tried it yet, why not give it a try? If you are currently writing for Today, please share your experience.